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Bloomberg Philanthropies and Johns Hopkins University Establish the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation

October 20, 2021

New $43 million investment will help cities develop creative solutions and deliver better results for residents while advancing the field of public sector innovation.

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Environment

Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces New Partnership with International Solar Alliance to Mobilize $1 Trillion in Solar Financing

October 19, 2021

Bloomberg Philanthropies and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) today announced a partnership to mobilize $1 trillion in global investments for solar energy across ISA’s member countries.

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Environment

New Bloomberg Resource Lights Paths to a Net-Zero CO2 Future

October 18, 2021

Bloomberg has launched a new online resource specifically intended to help policymakers find concrete, actionable solutions to address the climate crisis.

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Environment

Bloomberg Philanthropies Commits $25 Million to Accelerate Satellite and Airborne Methane Sensing Technologies to Turbocharge Fight Against Climate Change

October 12, 2021

Bloomberg Philanthropies, Carbon Mapper, and partners announced the Carbon Mapper Accelerator program, to accelerate the deployment of emerging remote sensing technologies needed to effectively pinpoint, quantify, and diagnose sources of high-emission methane and carbon dioxide (CO2) globally.

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Environment

Mayor of London and Bloomberg Philanthropies Launch New Community Program to Tackle Toxic Air

October 12, 2021

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan today launched a new Breathe London community program in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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Environment

Leading Philanthropic Organizations Partner And Commit to Over $223 Million To Reducing Methane Emissions

October 11, 2021

A first-of-its-kind alliance of more than 20 leading philanthropic organizations announced an intention to fund more than $223 million to drastically reduce methane emissions around the world. This includes supporting the diplomatic effort spearheaded by the United States and European Union’s Global Methane Pledge to reduce methane emissions by 30% by the year 2030 and limit warming to 0.2℃ by 2050.

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Arts

Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards 26 U.S. Cities Grants To Transform Streets And Public Spaces Through The Asphalt Art Initiative

September 29, 2021

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced that 26 U.S. cities will be awarded Asphalt Art Initiative grants, providing each up to $25,000 to install projects in 2022-23 that use art and design to improve street safety, revitalize public spaces, and engage residents of their communities.

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Environment

The Earthshot Prize Announces Climate Action Leader Michael R. Bloomberg as Global Advisor to the Prize Winners

September 28, 2021

The Earthshot Prize today announced that leading climate action advocate Michael R. Bloomberg, the U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions, founder of Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies and 108th mayor of New York City, has been appointed as the Global Advisor to the Winners of The Earthshot Prize.

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Government Innovation

Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative Announces the Fifth Class of Mayors to Go Back to School

September 27, 2021

Thirty-eight mayors from North America, Latin America, Europe and Africa were selected for the 2021-2022 Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative program, which is designed to equip mayors with the leadership and management tools to tackle complex challenges in their cities and improve the quality of life of their citizens.

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Environment

3,000 CurieuzenAirs Launch Air Quality Measurements in Brussels on Saturday

September 25, 2021

CurieuzenAir participants will start measuring nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in their streets. 3,000 households, schools, businesses and associations in Brussels are taking part in this measuring campaign. All 3,000 CurieuzenAirs will help map the air quality in Brussels.

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